Suffolk Police force are appealing for the mother of a baby girl who was abandoned at a household recycling centre in Needham Market, Suffolk, to come forward.
The police have also said that they believe the baby was less than 48 hours old.
The shocking and tragic discovery was made by staff at the Sackers facility in Ipswich Road, Needham Market, Suffolk, shortly after 3pm on Thursday 14th May.
The newborn baby’s death is currently being treated as unexplained a police cordon remains in place while an investigation is carried out.
Detective Chief Superintendent Eamonn Bridger from Suffolk Constabulary said police were “desperate” to speak to the mother of the newborn baby girl as they are growing increasingly concerned for her wellbeing.
The Detective said “It’s our current thinking it is likely the baby was born within the last 48 hours,”
“We understand that this would have been a very distressing experience,”
“We believe the baby was born very recently so the mother may require medical assistance and we would urge her to speak to a healthcare professional or to attend a hospital.
“There is no doubt that she may be frightened but it is very important that we reach her or we speak to someone who might know her.
“At this time, our priority is ensuring she receives the care she needs and the right support.
“If anyone has any information that may assist our investigation, please speak to us as soon as possible.”
A spokesman for Sackers said: “First and foremost we want to send our condolences out everyone involved in this tragic situation.
“Our recycling sorting facilities are so thorough that we believe the baby was found very quickly once it was at our Needham Market site.
“Our main priority now is to support our staff members who were involved in this incident and assist the police with their investigation. Therefore, the site will be closed tomorrow and until further notice.”
Anyone who believes they may have information which could assist with this investigation should contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting CAD reference 213 of 14 May 2020.
Alternatively you can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously
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